Compare 2011 Ford Ranger vs 2012 GMC Canyon

2011 Ford Ranger
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2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $20,887 $22,425
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,747 $19,855
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,353 $20,740
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $21,861 $23,495
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 21 $21,082 $22,640
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $17,187 $18,160
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,880 $19,120
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $24,204 $26,070
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,285 $25,060
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2WD Crew Cab SLE1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab SLE1 18 25 $23,450 $24,685
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab SLE2 17 23 $25,146 $26,470
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 25 $21,888 $23,040
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $20,006 $20,840
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 25 $19,432 $20,455
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,790 $17,490
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLE1 16 21 $27,179 $28,610
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLE2 16 21 $27,668 $29,125
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLT 16 21 $30,200 $31,790
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 24 $25,160 $26,485
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab SLE2 17 23 $27,687 $29,145
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $23,457 $24,435
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 24 $24,039 $25,305
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $21,489 $22,385
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,887
$23,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,425
$24,685
Monthly Payment Estimate
$374 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Crash test scores are a concern, but it you're shopping for a truly compact pickup truck, the 2012 GMC Canyon is probably a better pick than the Ranger or Dakota.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
18.7 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 57.1
Passenger Capacity
4 6
Second Head Room (in)
33.2 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
14.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
125.7 126.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.6 7.7
Cab to Axle (in)
38.0 22.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.5 35.7
Overhang, Front (in)
34.0 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
121.6 137.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
203.6 207.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.6 7.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
82 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 42.6
Tailgate Width (in)
52.0 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.7 61.4
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
54.4 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.5 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 37.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
54.4 NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.39 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.28 x 0.39 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.7 44.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.6 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
717 NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 NA
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QRD
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3280 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3280 3000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
328 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
492 450
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 5000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2633
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1461 2048
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1841 1680
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1485 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 590
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
238 @ 3000 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99E LLV
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
207 @ 5250 185 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.63
Trans Order Code
44J M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
10.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger GMC Canyon
Body Code
125.7" WB E63
Body Style
Supercab 6' Styleside Crew Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2850 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 30
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
SLA w/Torsion Bar Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Twin-Forged SLA Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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